KTH - CSC Programme

Thanks to an agreement between KTH and the China Scholarship Council (CSC), a number of scholarships can be offered to Chinese citizens applying to KTH. The scholarships available are aimed for degree-seeking PhD students (50), guest doctoral students (20) postdocs (10) and visiting scholars (5).

General Academic Entry Requirements

Equivalent to a Swedish Master's degree when you start your PhD studies at KTH (Master's degree or at least two years of study in combined “Master+PhD” programs at recognized Chinese universities)

English proficiency for PhD applicants:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (no subscore below 5.5) or TOEFL (iBT) 90 (written, minimum 20)

Application Procedures

For all applicants for KTH-CSC PhD studies (including guest doctoral study applicants, 包括“联合培养博士生”): please note that the invitation letter must be signed by the Vice Dean of Faculty at KTH, but not by an individual KTH supervisor. CSC scholarship holders for PhD studies without an official invitation letter signed by the Vice Dean of Faculty are not guaranteed to start their studies at KTH on the expected date.

The positions available are described in the following document:
KTH-CSC positions for entry 2017-18 (updated 2016-11-14).pdf (pdf 992 kB)
Positions might be added or retracted. There will be a few minor updates to this PDF before the application deadline.

If the KTH supervisor you are interested in is not listed in this PDF document, please check the section "For applying to any type of positions" on our FAQ page. The official invitation letter signed by the Vice Dean of Faculty at KTH will be sent in late December to qualified candidates for postdoc or visiting scholar positions, and in early March to qualified candidates for PhD or guest doctoral study positions.

In order to apply for a KTH-CSC PhD, guest doctoral study, postdoc or visiting scholar position

  1. Make an online application via the web based application form:
    On-line application form
  2. Download, fill out, print and sign the following application form:
    KTH-CSC Application Form for entry 2017-18.docx (docx 316 kB)
  3. Collect the required documents according to the checklist in the application form.
  4. Send the complete application documents to the address stated at the bottom of the application form.

Application deadlines:
For postdoc or visiting sholar positions: Dec. 1st, 2016
For PhD positions (including guest doctoral study positions): Jan. 8th, 2017 (changed from Jan. 16th due to early Chinese New Year in 2017)


You can only send one application to KTH for each application period. Multiple applications (e.g. to multiple KTH supervisors) are NOT accepted.

FAQ & Contacts

Frequently asked questions and contact information can be found here.

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